Bilquis Bano Edhi, the wife of renowned humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, is reported to be in a stable condition after she was rushed to a private hospital three days ago when her blood pressure suddenly dropped.
“Though she is not in a serious condition, she will remain in the hospital for a couple of more days,” said the spokesperson of the Edhi Foundation Muhammad Bilal.
Bilal added that Bilquis has congestive heart failure and she has already undergone a heart bypass twice.
First Lady Tehmina Durrani also visited her during Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s maiden visit to the port city on Wednesday.
Today Bilquise & I wept a river in her hospital room. She cried for Edhi sb & I cried for her. She is So unwell! And when she called me the 1st lady I squirmed😰. Indeed NO 1st lady can match up to the greatness of ‘Edhi’s Bilquise.’ pic.twitter.com/feet5ZAs24
— Tehmina Durrani (@TehminaDurrani) April 13, 2022
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The foundation's spokesperson said that Durrani always pays a visit to Bilquis whenever she is in Karachi. “She enquired and immediately went to the hospital to see Bilquis aapa,” he added.
Earlier, Pakistan’s towering philanthropist and humanitarian was declared the ‘Person of the Decade’, along with human rights rapporteur of the UN Prof Yanghee Lee and the US ethicist Stephen Soldz.
A spokesperson for the Edhi Foundation told APP that as per the domino effect verdict, announced on Friday by the Impact Hallmarks, Bilquis Edhi was declared the most impactful person of the first two decades of the 21st century.
Bilquis Bano Edhi is a professional nurse and she heads the Bilquis Edhi Foundation. She has spent more than six decades of her life serving humanity in need. Her charity has saved over 42,000 unwanted babies so far by placing "jhoolas" [cradles] at the Edhi Homes and centres across the country.